Lab Members

Jesse Bloom

Jesse Bloom

Title: Principal Investigator

B.S. in Biochemistry, University of Chicago

MPhil in Theoretical Chemistry, Cambridge

Ph.D. in Chemistry, Caltech

Postdoc in Biology, Caltech

Originally from Corvallis, Montana

Alistair Russell

Alistair Russell

Title: Postdoctoral Fellow

B.A. in Biology, Cornell University

Ph.D. in Microbiology, University of Washington

Originally from Ithaca, New York

Shirleen Soh

Shirleen Soh

Title: Postdoctoral Fellow

A.B. in Biology, Harvard College

Ph.D. in Biology, MIT

Originally from Singapore

Jeremy Roop

Jeremy Roop

Title: Postdoctoral Fellow

Joint advised by Julie Overbaugh

B.A. in Biology and English, Colorado College

Ph.D. in Microbiology, UC Berkeley

Originally from Stockton, New Jersey

Juhye Lee

Juhye Lee

Title: Graduate Student

UW Medical Scientist Training Program &
UW Genome Sciences Program

B.S. in Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Rice University

Originally from Mountain View, California

Tyler Starr

Tyler Starr

Title: Postdoctoral Fellow

Joint advised by Erick Matsen.

B.A. in Biology and Biochemistry, Williamette University

Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, University of Chicago

Originally from Hopkins, Minnesota

Katherine Xue

Katherine Xue

Title: Graduate Student
Email: ksxue@uw.edu

UW Genome Sciences Program; joint advised by Josh Akey

A.B. in Chemical and Physical Biology, Harvard University

Originally from Knoxville, Tennessee

Adam Dingens

Adam Dingens

Title: Graduate Student

UW Molecular and Cellular Biology Program & Epidemiology Concurrent Program; joint advised by Julie Overbaugh

B.A. in Microbiology, University of Michigan

Originally from Corunna, Michigan

Danny Lawrence

Danny Lawrence

Title: Graduate Student
Email: djpl@uw.edu

UW Medical Scientist Training Program &
UW Genome Sciences Program

B.A. in Molecular Biology from Pomona College

Originally from San Diego, California

Sarah Hilton

Sarah Hilton

Title: Graduate Student

UW Genome Sciences Program

B.S. in Biology and Statistics, George Washington University

Originally from Groton, MA

David Bacsik

David Bacsik

Title: Graduate Student

UW Medical Scientist Training Program &
UW Genome Sciences Program

B.A. in Biology from New College of Florida

Originally from Cambridge, Wisconsin

Kate Dusenbury

Kate Dusenbury

Title: Graduate Student

UW Medical Scientist Training Program &
UW Genome Sciences Program

B.A. in Biology from Williams College

Originally from Grand Junction, Colorado

Lauren Gentles

Lauren Gentles

Title: Graduate Student

UW Microbiology Program

B.S. in Biology, University of Arkansas

Originally from Hot Springs, Arkansas

Allison Greaney

Allison Greaney

Title: Graduate Student

UW Medical Scientist Training Program &
UW Genome Sciences Program

B.A. in Molecular and Cell Biology, UC Berkeley

Originally from Castro Valley, CA

Phil Burke

Phil Burke

Title: Graduate Student

UW Microbiology Program; joint advised by Rasi Subramaniam

B.S. in Genetics, University of New Hampshire

Originally from Lancaster, New Hampshire

Caelan Radford

Caelan Radford

Title: Graduate Student
Email: caelan@uw.edu

UW Molecular and Cellular Biology Program

B.S. in Biology, Georgia Tech

Originally from Powder Springs, Georgia

Hannah Itell

Hannah Itell

Title: Rotating Graduate Student

UW Molecular and Cellular Biology Program

B.S. in Biology, Davidson College

Originally from Hagerstown, Maryland

Ashley Sobel Leonard

Ashley Sobel Leonard

Title: Medical Resident

University of Washington, Pediatrics

B.S. in Chemistry, Duke University

M.D., Duke University

Ph.D. in Biology, Duke University

Originally from Phoenix, Arizona

William Fowler

William Fowler

Title: Undergraduate

Studying Biochemistry, University of Washington

Originally from Raleigh, North Carolina

Jonathan Mah

Jonathan Mah

Title: Undergraduate
Email: jonmah@uw.edu

Studying Applied & Computational Mathematical Sciences, Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Washington

Originally from Lynwood, Washington


Former Lab Members

Postdocs

  • Orr Ashenberg: postdoc from 2013-2017, now a Computational Biologist at the Klarman Cell Observatory of the Broad Institute
  • Bargavi Thyagarajan: postdoc from 2011-2014, now a scientific officer at the HIV Vaccine Enterprise

Graduate students

  • Heather Machkovech: graduate student (Genome Sciences program) was a full-time lab member from 2014-2018. Now completing the MD portion of her dual degree.
  • Hugh Haddox: graduate student (MCB program) who was a full-time lab member from 2013-2017. Now he is a postdoc with David Baker at the University of Washington.
  • Mike Doud: MD/PhD student (Genome Sciences Program) who was full-time lab member from 2013-2017. Now completing the MD portion of his dual degree.
  • Katie Hooper: graduate student (MCB program) who was a full-time lab member from 2012-2015. Now a scientist at bluebird bio.

Lab staff

  • Ian Gong: research technician and lab manager, 2011-2014

Postbacs

  • Rachel Eguia: SURP postbac from 2017-2018, now a graduate student at Johns Hopkins.

Undergraduates

  • Keara Malone: 2018
  • Cameron Meikle: 2018
  • Noah Cassidy: 2017-2018. Now a technician in Julie Overbaugh's lab.
  • Jacob Kowalsky: 2016-2018. Now a technician in the David Fredricks lab.
  • Alexandria Wilson: 2017. Currently completing her undergrad degree at Oregon State.
  • Jai Padmakumar: 2014-2016. Currently a graduate student in MIT's Microbiology program.
  • Lessane Ketema: 2016 
  • Alec Heckert: 2014-2015. Currently a graduate student in Berkeley's MCB program.
  • Khrystyna Dilai: 2014. Currently a graduate student in the University of Washington's Genome Sciences program.
  • Kendra Ferrier: 2014
  • Brandon Pratt: 2014
  • Donna Leet: 2012-2013. Currently a medical student in the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences Technology program.
  • Ari Kaufman: 2013
  • Sam Schetterer: 2011-2012

High-school students

  • Libanos Redda: 2012